Wow! Deze ‘fitgirl’ is al 74!

De meeste fitgirls die je op Instagram tegenkomt, zijn jong, fris en fruitig. Maar Joan MacDonald maakt leeftijd totaal onbelangrijk: zij is een ‘fitgirl’ op haar 74e!

De Canadese Joan is trots op haar lichaam en dat mag ook wel als je haar foto’s ziet. Ze doet niet onder voor een fitgirl die in de twintig is.

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Drie jaar geleden kampte ze nog met allerlei gezondheidskwalen als een hoge bloeddruk en artritis. De dochter van Joan, fitnessinstructeur Michelle, vond dat haar moeder echt wat aan haar gezondheid moest doen. Ze gaf haar moeder een streng fitness-schema. Joan schreef zich in bij een sportschool en veranderde haar eetgewoontes.


En dit is het resultaat:

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Let’s talk about gym style, something I never would have considered to be important even just two years ago… When I first started out on my transformation journey, I hated trying on clothes, and in fact most of my clothes barely fit me any more so I had just a few bottoms and tops to choose from. Baggy shorts and over-sized t-shirts in boring colors were my go-to. I didn’t love myself back then and that’s how I dressed myself. I used to think 1) I didn’t deserve beautiful clothes and 2) nothing nice would fit me anyway, especially at my age. It wasn’t until my daughter insisted that I buy some new workout clothes and took me shopping at @forever21 that I understood that that mindset wasn’t working for me. When I saw myself in flattering clothes in cute colors, I could see that my inner dialogue had to go. I actually had muscles! I actually had a good shape taking form! I felt so good inside to see that in those new clothes. 💛Even though it might seem like something superficial like clothing can’t have a big impact on how we see ourselves it absolutely can my dears! If I can learn that lesson in my seventies you can too. Now you won’t catch me heading to the gym (or my living room as the case may be 😅) without taking the time to chose a favorite outfit. My daughter tells her clients, “you have to invest the same love and compassion for yourself at the START of your transformation that would to your own daughter if she was in your shoes. You would encourage her, compliment her on her successes no matter how small, and you would treat her to some workout clothes that were flattering, wouldn’t you? So learn to do that for yourself, and replace that negative inner dialogue with a positive one”. Now I’m sharing this with you. 💕 Please don’t wait til you’re “perfect” to take pride in yourself. You have to already see your perfection, your effort and your courage today. Love yourself enough to change, and show yourself that love daily. On the right I’m wearing one of my favorite outfits by @womensbest . If you have any questions please ask below, and share your favorite gym-wear brands with each other! With Love Joan 💗 . #womenbest #womensbestwear

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